The Charlotte Roller Girls held their first home bout of the 2009 season last night, taking on the Classic City Rollergirls of Athens, Georgia in front of a sold out crowd at its new venue, the Grady Cole Center. Despite a strong surge by Classic City in the second half, Charlotte held on for a decisive 110-64 victory.
“This was a great way to start our home season,” said Charlotte’s team captain Pollyannarchy. “We’ve been waiting nearly two years for this rematch. Our team was fully prepared and the final results showed it.”
The two teams last met in 2007 with Classic City taking the victory.
Charlotte dominated the first half and held its opponent scoreless for the first six minutes. By halftime, Charlotte pulled out to a 48-32 lead.
“We went into the locker room with a lead but knew that it was far from over,” continued Pollyannarchy. “I reminded everyone that it was still anybody’s game and that we needed to stay focused and prepare for a possible comeback.”
In the second half, Classic City began to shine. With less than eight minutes left in the bout, they pulled to within 10 points. With a never-say-die attitude, Charlotte gave one final push, enough to lead them to a definitive victory. Jen Fizz was the leading scorer with 25 points.
“The entire night was incredible both on and off the track,” added Pollyannarchy. “Not only were our players spectacular, so were our fans. There is no doubt that their enthusiasm gives us a home field advantage.”
The next home bout for the Charlotte Roller Girls is on April 18 when they take on the River City Rollergirls of Richmond, Virginia. Tickets are on sale now at www.charlotterollergirls.com.